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Anyone come up with a way to blow whild driving a ZTR? I have about 2 miles of curb that I have to blow after cutting along the street. My hand held blower does not blow good enough and my back pack cannot be used because the stearing arms are in the way! Any tricks out there so I do not have to walk the 2 miles with a backpack on my back? Thanks!
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I have noticed on a few sites where people have retrofitted a walk behind mower onto the front of a zero turn. Now I don't know how well they work but if you are covering that much ground I would suggest making a simple mount and putting casters on the walk behind or fashion a new mount that it rests in as is. Maybe you can market it and split the income with me ;-) I use a walk behind they are easier with larger surfaces to cover.
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Wow this site is awesome. How about trimming ideas on two miles of curb and sidewalk ? Just walk it
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Wow this site is awesome. How about trimming ideas on two miles of curb and sidewalk ? Just walk it



This will run about $260
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discharge chute up & running the zero turn backwards does a decent job of blowing in a lot of situations. Would probably work on angled curbs.
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That "Peco" trimmer attachment for the zero turn sounds good, but it's terribly silly.


How often would you have to restring, or how do you let out some string? After hitting so many posts I'd imagine it to be a waste. Trimming is for areas you cant reach with a mower and requires precision, that was just crazy lol.
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discharge chute up & running the zero turn backwards does a decent job of blowing in a lot of situations. Would probably work on angled curbs.

That's what I do too lol.. Or when I'm trimming and dont want to get the blower, I just run my trimmer as a fan... lol... doesn't work as great but it saves me the trip when there isn't a lot of clippings.
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That "Peco" trimmer attachment for the zero turn sounds good, but it's terribly silly.


How often would you have to restring, or how do you let out some string? After hitting so many posts I'd imagine it to be a waste. Trimming is for areas you cant reach with a mower and requires precision, that was just crazy lol.
I agree with you that it is not as nice as it sounds if you used that to trim around trees you would kill them all. I see it as useful in cemetery and public housing for the most part.
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discharge chute up & running the zero turn backwards does a decent job of blowing in a lot of situations. Would probably work on angled curbs.
I tired that yesterday and you are right it worked on most of the grass that was not thick! Thanks!
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